Lee Walker, coordinator for the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS), presented recent scheme results at the annual Conference of the Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group held at Castlewellan Forest Park, County Down on Saturday 25th March 2017.
“The aim of the PBMS is to monitor the levels of pollutants in raptors from throughout the UK. However, previously we haven’t received as many birds from Northern Ireland as we would like” Lee explains, “and so the meeting of the Raptor Study Group was an excellent opportunity to meet committed raptor conservation workers to get the word out about the work of the PBMS”.
“The programme was excellent, with many interesting personal accounts of working with raptors. It was clear from these presentations how fulfilling getting involved in raptor conservation can be. I’d recommend anyone interested in getting involved in the work of the group to visit their website”.
Recent results from the PBMS can be downloaded from our Publications page
The Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group website can be found at: http://www.nirsg.com/
The presenters at the NI RSG conference had a few moments to enjoy the spring sunshine before getting down to discussing raptor science and conservation.